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When Organizing Gets Personal: Fighting PayDay Lending in Pacifica

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“Social change really hit me right before the election…There is no longer a neutral.” Karina Gamez, 16, knew she had to do something after the November presidential election last year. She had learned about payday lending when YLI staff made a presentation on economic justice at Oceana High School. This predatory financial practice targets low-income … Continued

YLI partners with SF Prevention Coalition to host 150 youth and adults at annual Meet Up

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Youth leaders from Youth Leadership Institute were among hundreds of youth and adult allies celebrating the end of another successful year in environmental prevention this month—a committed effort to change the messages and settings of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use to make them less appealing to teens. YLI youth leaders from Washington High School Positive … Continued

YLI CAM Advocates Celebrate an Impactful Campaign

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“CAM taught me that us–the youth–have a voice and we can actually make a difference in our communities. I value my CAM because they are my support system, but most importantly they are the true definition of a family.” – Eli Jimenez, CAM Advocate Youth Leadership Institute’s Community Action Model advocates have reached the culmination … Continued

YLI’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

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READ THE COMPLETE ANNUAL REPORT Youth Leadership Institute proudly presents our 2015-2016 Annual Report. This year we celebrate highlights across our regions, levitra buy canada us including the increase levitra buy canada us of Youth Commissions across the state, passing our 100th policy in our 25 year history, and funding over $185,000 in youth-led projects. This year, 84% … Continued

Joseph, South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT) Youth Leader, receives Central Valley’s Volunteer of the Year Award

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It was an exciting day for YLI when Youth Leader Joseph received the Volunteer of the year award out of 130 nominees representing the Central Valley! Joseph was honored with this award in recognition of his community change work in the South East Neighborhood Transformation Team (SENTT) as Friday Night Live youth council leader and … Continued